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How To Pass The Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) Theory Test in 2020

This article is all about how you can book your approved driving instructor theory and hazard perception test (part 1) and how to continue with your application to becoming an approved driving instructor in 2020 (parts 2 and 3) We will also cover how to pass the hazard perception test and what type of questions come up in the mock theory test.

Remember You need to be approved before applying for the theory test.

1. In order to become approved you need to complete this online form with the govnerment.
2. A driving theory test and hazard perception test (book your exam here on the government website)

There are two ways to pass your test:
1. If you need training from a teacher then you can visit our driving theory test training page
2. You can  visit our FREE practice question pages

In this article we will cover the following topics:
1. What is the multiple choice theory test?
2. What is the hazard perception test?
3. How much does the test cost?
4. Where, when and how can I book the exam?
5. How much time should I spend revising?
6. How can a teacher help me pass quicker?

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1. What is the multiple choice driving theory test?

Multiple-choice questions

You have 1 hour and 30 minutes to answer 100 multiple-choice questions. The pass rate is 85% which means 85/100.

Before the driving theory test starts you’ll get:

  1. Instructions on how the test works
  2. The chance to do some practice questions to get used to the screens

How the theory test works:

There are 100 questions and you need 85/100 to pass the exam. A question and several possible answers appear on a screen. You have to select the right answer.

The questions are taken from each of these 4 categories:

  1. Road procedure
  2. Traffic signs and signals, car control, pedestrians and mechanical knowledge
  3. Driving test, disabilities, and the law
  4. Publications and instructional techniques

Each category has 25 questions and you will need 20 correct in each of the 4 categories in order to achieve 80 marks or higher. NOTE: You must achieve 20 minimum in each of the categories in order to pass.

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2. What is the hazaard perception test?

Hazard Perception Test

You’ll then watch 14 video clips. The clips will all have 1 hazard in them except for 1 clip which will have 2 hazards. You will need to score 57/75 to pass this exam. You can visit our FREE questions and answers page if you would like to practice approved driving instructor (ADI) theory test questions ad answers.

What should I be clicking on for the Hazard Perception test?

There are 7 vulnerable road users and 3 different types of vehicles. As long as you click on these you will get points:

7 Vulnerable Road Users:

  1. Elderly drivers
  2. Pedestrians
  3. New drivers
  4. Children
  5. Animals
  6. Cyclists
  7. Motorcyclists

3 other types of vehicles:

  1. Lorrys and Buses
  2. Trams
  3. Motorcyclists

Watch out video on our youtube channel and you’ll see how we pass the exam with ease.

3. How much does the test cost?

The costs of the exams:

The driving theory test (part 1) costs £81 (this includes theory and hazard test together)
The driving ability test (part 2) costs £111 (this includes a practical assessment of the candidates driving ability)
The instruction ability test (part 3) costs £111 ( This includes testing the quality of one’s instruction and one’s ability to pass one’s knowledge on to pupils)

NOTE: You must pass parts 2 and 3 within 2 years of passing part 1.
Please visit the government website for a full breakdown of the prices

How to book the exams:

1. A driving theory test and hazard perception test (part 1) (book your exam here on the government website)
2. Take the driving ability test (part 2) (book your exam here on the government website)
3. Take the instruction ability test (part 3) (book your exam here on the government website)

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4. Where, when and how can I book an exam?

Where can I sit the exams:

The exam centre will be the closest to your postcode.

When can I sit an exam?

Exam bookings are usually available within 1 month. You will need to go onto the booking website to find the latest dates and times.

What documents will I need to book the exam?

You will need your provisional licence to book these exams If you do not have a provisional licence you can apply for one here.

You will also need to complete the driving instructor pre approved application. You can complete the online form here.

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5. How much time should I spend revising?

As a teacher who has been helping students pass their exams since 2013 I would recommend you spend the following time spent on revision:

1. 9 hours revising 15 mock exams (each exam is 100 questions which is 1,500 questions in total)
2. 1 hour on hazard perception  (visit our free questions section)
3. 1 hour on road signs (visit our free questions section)

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6. How can a teacher help me pass quicker?

We have been passing students since 2013 and we are happy to help. We help students in 3 ways (choose any that you feel comfortable with.

1. Practice our FREE questions and answers to help you pass quickly. (visit our free questions here)
2. Try a FREE 30 minute demonstration with a teacher on whatsapp or skype (you can book a free consultation here)
3. Try our training classes which help students pass their exams first time with free retraining if you do not pass (prices start from £195)

If you have any questions or would like to speak to me personally or my team or teachers please visit our contact us page or call 01158376502 and we will be happy to help.

Have a great day Fast Trackers always be the best and remember when you pass your exams please help others the same way we help you!

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